Pastoral Care

Students on a home made boat in the water smiling

Balancing mind, body and spirit

We want your daughter to achieve her academic, creative and athletic potential. We also want her to be happy, well-adjusted and fulfilled. That’s why we’re here with her through every success and failure, the good times and the bad.

There’s always someone here to listen

Every pupil has a Form Tutor who acts as her mentor, someone they meet every day who helps them excel academically and develop their talents. Heads of Year and senior members of staff make it their priority to integrate pastoral care into every aspect of school life.

Friendships that last a lifetime

Our year groups are close knit and have a real sense of identity, and the House system provides opportunities for leadership responsibilities and for making friends across the School. The friendships students forge will form an essential support network in the years to come.

We take online security very seriously

We have a dedicated E-Safety Officer and a ‘cyber mentor’ system that trains Sixth Formers to talk to younger pupils about staying safe online and using social media wisely.

Parents can talk to us

As well as timetabled meetings during the year, parents can speak to the Head Mistress, Assistant Heads or Heads of Year if they have concerns. Their contact details are on the Parent Portal. We also offer Parent Information sessions with outside speakers half a dozen times a year.

wellbeing day

Once a year, the whole school comes off timetable to celebrate Wellbeing Day, which aims to help pupils to find balance and fulfilment in their sometimes hectic lives by teaching how their bodies and minds function, so they can look after themselves better during times of stress.

We make pastoral care our priority

The LEH Wellbeing Programme is a planned, developmental system of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, the Programme develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

We have two school nurses and students can refer themselves to our counsellors at any time. We also hold classes and workshops to support their personal, social, health and economic education. Last year, our pupils received age appropriate advice on a host of topics ranging from coping with stress and staying safe to health issues like breast cancer and HIV prevention.
 

leh wellbeing toolkit

Here at LEH, wellbeing underpins everything we do. We understand that the relationship we have with ourselves is the most important – and longest – of our lives. That’s why we encourage our students to be mindful, tolerant, compassionate and kind. We provide a wide range of support with our students’ wellbeing, both in the curriculum and through our PSHE (Life Advice) programme. These, together with the small day-to-day things that makes LEH the happy place it is, foster an awareness of our students’ inner strength and resilience, and help them to realise that they have the tools to deal with life when it isn’t going to plan. Which happens to all of us at some time.

We have put together a Wellbeing Toolkit so that you can understand what we do and why we think it is important. I hope you enjoy reading it (click on cover image to view).

Rachel Hart - Head of PSHE

Settling in at senior School

LEH is a welcoming, safe community where students establish strong relationships, learning alongside other talented pupils. We know that building a new student’s sense of “belonging” is vital. So we arrange a comprehensive programme of events to make settling in as easy as possible.

Fun events like treasure hunts, team building and New Students’ lunches are highly successful in helping pupils to bond. Getting involved in sport, music, drama, clubs and societies is a sure-fire way to win friends. Your daughter will soon become part of the team, feel valued, and automatically belong.

Our teachers always bear in mind what it’s like to be a small fish in a large pond. A friendly word often work wonders, and they always make a point of saying “Hello” and smiling at any pupil who’s on their own or looks lost. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your daughter is happy, healthy and thrives at LEH.